This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into the war and the sacrifices and contributions Philadelphians made to the Allied cause. More specifically, the exhibition examines the role that the Library Company, its staff and its shareholders, played in supporting the war effort. Books, photographs, audio clips of World War I era music, home-made Allied flags, a scrapbook, and other ephemera will explore the story of the city and its residents during the war years and their immediate aftermath.
Join the Library Company for their inaugural book club meeting. "Together We Win" exhibition curators will lead the discussion on Pat Barker's "Regeneration." In 1917, the decorated war hero, Siegfried Sassoon, publicly refused to continue fighting in World War I. Classified as "mentally unsound," Sassoon was sent to a war hospital to regain his "sanity." This work of historical fiction explores the psychological effects of World War I and medical and mental health treatments during the era. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.